Daily API RoundUp: Vinli Connected Car, PollenCheck, API.AI SDKs

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We’ve added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Auto, Authentication, and Logistics categories, among others. Also added were several SDKs for Natural Language Processing (NLP) provider API. AI.


Vinli is a smart device that connects automobiles with applications, and turns cars into mobile WiFi hotspots. The Vinli REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Vinli with other applications and to create new apps.


Vinli connected car device and specs
image: Vinli’s device plugs into an automobile’s data port, provides rolling WiFi

We’ve primarily categorized the Vinli API under the Auto category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Auto APIs.

PingOne Directory by PingIdentity allows developers to store user account and authentication information within apps. The PingOne Directory REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of PingIdentity’s PingOne Directory with other apps. We’ve primarily categorized the PingOne Directory API under the Authentication category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Authentication APIs.

Proxem provides users with a way to find out what any text is about. The Proxem Ontology-Based Topic Detection API allows developers to get data from text in multiple languages by extracting the most relevant Wikipedia categories through a patented Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology. The API is categorized under Natural Language Processing. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Natural Language Processing APIs.

Project44 gives transportation providers a way to exchange information. The Project44 Rate API allows developers to access Project44’s database, so users can get rate quotes from North American trucking companies and logistics providers on their own apps. We’ve primarily categorized the Project44 API under the Logistics category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Logistics APIs.

PollenCheck provides daily updated pollen forecasts in Europe. The PollenCheck API lets users query the service for pollen forecasts and location information, as well as register new locations. Responses are in JSON.


Pollencheck Android app screenshot
image: PollenCheck application screenshot from Google Play Store

The PollenCheck API is listed under the Environment category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Environment APIs.

CheckDND.com is providing a free CheckDND (Do Not Disturb) API. To check the DND status of phone numbers, you can use their API to check up to 1,000 numbers per hour. Responses are formatted in JSON. We’ve primarily categorized the CheckDND API under the Telephony category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Telephony APIs.


API.AI provides Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities for developers to integrate into applications. Their API enables programmers to add a speech interface to their apps and devices that is able to understand and perform verbal requests. Several SDKs provided by API.AI have been added to the directory as listed below.

Qubell provides automatic system and configuration management services. The Qubell API allows developers to streamline updates to apps and self-repair problems. The API includes other features such as privacy guards, automatic reconfiguration, and reports on changes. The Qubell Python Library by Qubell is a repository that allows for functionality testing. It is written in Python.

Mezzanine is an open source content-management Platform, built using the Django Framework. The Mezzanine RESTful API helps developers create custom content types, programmatically interact with the search engine, and customize the way the search engine accesses different types of content. The Mezzanine Python SDK, which is provided by George Cushen, is an SDK that uses the Django framework to extend services of the Mezzanine API content-management platform to developers.

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